Seasonal recipes to celebrate National Vegetarian Week

Ditch the meat and celebrate National Vegetarian Week, which runs from 15th to 21st May, by rustling up a vegetarian feast with our pick of three easy seasonal recipes.

15th May 2017
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Vegetarians, vegans and steadfast carnivores are being encouraged to cook their favourite meat-free meals to celebrate National Vegetarian Week by TV chefs the Hairy Bikers, aka Si King and Dave Myers.

The Hairy Bikers said: “As cooks, we’ve always appreciated our veg and they’re a hugely important part of our cooking. And lately, without really thinking about it, we’ve been eating less meat. The more we learn about cooking great food, the more we enjoy making use of all the amazing produce that’s on offer and creating dishes where vegetables, pulses and other plant foods are the stars of the show. That’s why we’re getting stuck into National Vegetarian Week this year… and we think you should too!”

Run by The Vegetarian Society, the campaign also encourages people to give vegetarian food a go and try something new.

So why not cook a delicious vegetarian meal for your friends and family, by trying one of our recipes:

Jersey Royal Potato Salad

Celebrate the beginning of spring by tucking into a seasonal potato salad. 

Recipe here

Asparagus and Sweet Potato hash with Avocado and Egg

Enjoy a hearty, vegetarian supper with our speedy sweet potato hash. 

Recipe here

British asparagus, watercress and cherry tomato risotto

Make the most of our seasonal veg with this tasty and healthy risotto

Recipe here

Photo credits: © and The Vegetarian Society

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